French prime minister resigns along with gov't

November 13, 2010 22:49

PARIS — French Prime Minister Francois Fillon resigned Saturday along with his government ahead of a long-planned Cabinet reshuffle.

The office of President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a two-line statement that the president accepted the resignation, "thus putting an end to Mr. Francois Fillon's functions."The move was a formality because the prime minister must formally resign with his team before a new government can be put in place.

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